Sunday, March 1, 2015

Speak out

President Hon. Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C., 20500; 202-456-1111 (comments), 202-456-1414 (switchboard); fax: 202-456-2461; email: [email protected] U.S. Senate Sen. Barbara Boxer, 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3553; email: visit Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3841; fax: 202-228-3954; email: visit House of Representatives Rep. John Garamendi […]

Top-two primary system survives first challenge

California’s three-year-old “top two” primary election system has never pleased any political party. Not large ones like the Republicans and Democrats, who don’t like members of the other large party helping choose their nominees. And not minor parties like Libertarians and Greens, who resent the fact that top two virtually excludes them from November general […]

Design innovation centers for the 21st century

By Susan Rainier, AIA The city of Davis is reviewing and analyzing three innovation center proposals. The Gateway/Nishi property along Interstate 80 from Olive Drive west is about 44 acres, the Davis Innovation Center northwest of Highway 113 and Covell Boulevard near Sutter Davis Hospital is 208 acres and the Mace Innovation Center northeast of […]

Tired of all of this

Dear Annie: I’ve been married to “Lily” for 15 years, and we have two teenagers. We’ve built a good life. But Lily is an unhappy person. And while I’ve not been an angel, she never acknowledges that her unhappiness contributes to our problems. She walks around with a chip on her shoulder. Lily is a […]

New couple needs boundaries

Dear Annie: I am currently in a two-year relationship with “Alison.” Both of us are recently divorced. During Alison’s marriage, she became a confidante to “Will.” They have remained friends, and she insists nothing of a sexual nature ever happened. When we first got together, Will was in a new relationship and had limited contact […]

What can I do to help?

Dear Annie: One of my classmates has Asperger syndrome. He often says and does things that are obnoxious and sometimes downright threatening. I understand that his behavior is a result of his Asperger’s, but it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. When I ask my friends what to do, they say it’s not […]

Little Oedipus doesn’t stand a chance

Dear Annie: I am concerned about my grandson’s well-being. My daughter has always had “cuddle time” with “Joey.” It was OK when he was little, but now that he is turning 7, it seems worse. Now she is talking about getting him a new bedroom set that will be big enough for the both of […]

Remarkably self-aware denial

Dear Annie: I am a healthy 50-years-young woman in the midst of menopause. I also have been diagnosed as mentally ill with depression. I refuse to seek treatment. I come from a culture where the shame of admitting a mental illness is a fate worse than death. So I sleep a lot. I have a […]

He’s just having a good time

Dear Annie: I’m in my early 50s, single again after a long 20-year relationship that should have ended sooner. A year ago, I met a guy I really like, and we’ve been seeing each other seriously since. “Bill” has about a dozen close female friends. He does things like buy them bras and brags that […]

And the cat‘s in the cradle …

Dear Annie: I have been married to “Bob” for 11 years. Once we had our son, “Jack,” everything changed. Bob found excuses not to be home, worked all kinds of overtime or had to “go somewhere.” I can count on one hand the times he did anything with Jack or was even home on a […]

Back on the waiting list

Dear Annie: Please help me bring awareness and education about organ donation. There are thousands of people waiting for a transplant and hundreds of others awaiting replacement of a previously transplanted organ. Many organ recipients outlive the longevity of their transplant. Please tell your readers that living organ donors offer better longevity than organs from […]